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Grants Awarded to Help Community

The City of Carlsbad awarded grants to three community organizations on Tuesday, May 19, as part of its annual Community Activity Grants program, which is designed to support programs that enhance the quality of life for Carlsbad’s residents and visitors.

The Carlsbad City Council awarded a total of $10,000 to the following groups:

* Carlsbad Causes for Community, $1,250, to help stage the Carlsbad Village Scavenger Hunt in May

* CORE Educational Services, $3,750, to support leadership development and outdoor enrichment activities for Carlsbad youth

* Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Foundation, $5,000, to support a physical activity for Carlsbad Winter Fest in the form of a synthetic ice-skating rink

A Citizen Review Committee consisting of seven residents reviewed six grant applications and recommended those that best met the Community Activity Grant criteria. The panel consisted of four residents and one representative each from the city’s Senior Commission, Library Board of Trustees and Parks & Recreation Commission.

The six applicants requested a total of $23,100, and the committee recommended funding $10,000, which was this year’s budget.

Grants are given to organizations that have programs intended to enrich the lives of Carlsbad residents. Under city policies, grant recipients are eligible for a maximum of five years of funding.

“The Community Activity Grant program helps promote community growth by connecting people with programs that improve the city’s quality of life,” said Housing & Neighborhood Services Director Debbie Fountain.

For more information Courtney Enriquez, 760-434-2812, courtney.enriquez@carlsbadca.gov

City media contact Kristina Ray, 760-434-2957, kristina.ray@carlsbadca.gov

May 20, 2015